Here are some situations where Medicare cover during international travel is discussed:
- International travel Medicare coverage: Medicare may or may not cover medical expenses incurred while abroad. Medicare may cover the expense incurred if you live in the US and a foreign hospital is closer to you than a US hospital and you require medical treatment immediately.
- Medicare coverage overseas: Medicare may cover you for the health care services that you receive in a cruise by the concerned doctor while you are admitted to US or foreign hospital for Medicare covered emergency stay.
- Original Medicare Plan: Medicare only pays for the services covered under the Original Medicare Plan. The Original Medicare plan includes Part A(Inpatient hospital care) and Part B(Medical cover for services not covered in Part A, generally outpatient medical care)
- Claims handling for Medicare International coverage: US hospitals are required to submit claims to Medicare but hospitals abroad are not required to do so. In that case where the hospital does not submit claim to Medicare, you can submit the bill that includes inpatient, doctor and outpatient services can be submitted to Medicare. Call 1-800-MEDICARE for more information